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18-10-2012, 09:29 PM

I've looked on hpa site and nothing on croup so I was wondering if it's classed as an infectious disease. Nhs states
That the cough itself is not contagious bit the Parainfluenza virus is, this is just a common cold virus. I have one sent home and been told he has croup and another lo coughing like a seal today. Do I need to let anyone..apart from parents know that they may have croup.

19-10-2012, 08:41 AM
It's a tricky one because we cannot diagnose... we can suggest parents take child to the doctor and that's about all.

If the child isn't well enough to be with you - can't join in etc - then they are best at home.

Hope they all get better soon! :D